Skidmore College Health Services provides a wide range of primary healthcare services. Our staff of skilled clinicians and support personnel are committed to the concepts of wellness and prevention and provide quality treatment should you become ill. Your years at Skidmore are an ideal time to establish healthy behaviors that could have a positive impact on the rest of your life. We welcome your calls and visits.
Important Information Regarding the Flu
Influenza like illness is defined as: fever of 100F (37.8c) or higher and a cough
and/or sore throat in the absence of a known cause other than influenza.
Flu Shots Still Available! No appointment necessary. The cost is $20.
Suggested self-care items include:
- Over-the-counter medications:
- Pain and fever relievers (acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen)
- Nasal decongestants
- Cough suppressants Take all medications according to package instructions; call your primary care provider with any questions.
- Sore throat spray or lozenges
- Alcohol-based hand cleaner
- Face masks
Skidmore Students Information Regarding Flu
Missing Classes: contact the Registrar's Office (email@example.com) and connect with your instructors.
If you need assistance navigating your academic obligations while ill, contact the Office of Academic Advising (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Students who have the flu and are on meal plans may order meals for pick up from the Dining Hall by calling x5851, x5844, x5891. Leave a message with your name and student ID# as well as the meal you are looking for. Then arrange for someone to go to the Dining Hall to pick up your meal. Make sure they have your student ID card with them.
Breakfast pick-up time 8-9am.
Lunch pick-up time 11am-noon.
Dinner pick-up time 4-5pm.
Seek Medical Attention if you have acute symptoms such as body aches, cough or a fever of more than 100F. If you get worse after being treated for 3-4 days, return to Health Services for a re-check to make sure you have not developed a secondary infection. Those with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, or complications should notify Health Services.
If a student has an emergency, please call Campus Safety (518-580-5566) or go to a hospital.
Additional information regarding this season’s flu outbreak may be found at:
Information for the Skidmore Community Regarding This Year's Flu Season
Caring for the Flu in Your Own Home or Room
- Payment options include cash, Skidmore ID Declining Balance Card, or Student Account (Tuition Bill). Skidmore College Health Insurance covers most immunizations, birth control and STD testing. NO CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED.
Confidentiality - All records are confidential.
No information will be released without the student's written permission. The one exception to this is in a life-threatening situation when it may be necessary to release information on a need-to-know basis.
Students may obtain a Release of Information form from the Health Services office.